Wednesday Final Ratings: 'American Idol' & 'Survivor' Adjusted Up

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April 18th, 2013

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American Idol and Survivor were each adjusted up a tenth among adults 18-49 versus the preliminary Wednesday broadcast ratings.

Want to know why adjustments occur to the preliminary ratings? Read this.

Final broadcast primetime ratings for Wednesday, April 17, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (millions)
8:00 FOX American Idol (8-10PM) 3.4/10 12.71
CBS Survivor 2.7/8 9.99
ABC Suburgatory 1.5/5 5.33
NBC Dateline NBC 1.2/4 5.01
CW Arrow - R 0.4/1 1.58
8:30 ABC Suburgatory -Season Finale 1.7/5 5.45
9:00 ABC Modern Family -R (9-9:31PM) 2.0/5 6.43
CBS Criminal Minds - R 1.6/4 6.88
NBC Law & Order: SVU - R 1.1/3 4.49
CW Supernatural- R 0.5/1 1.42
9:30 ABC How To Live With Your Parents (9:31-10) 2.0/5 6.06
10:00 CBS Elementary - R 1.3/4 6.41
NBC Chicago Fire - R 0.9/3 3.54
ABC Nashville - R 0.8/2 2.89

Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2013 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

  • DonnaT

    Way to go SPN! 0.5 for a rerun, haven’t seen an 0.5 rerun in a few years.

  • poshreany

    i love suburgatory its the best show, but i’m afraid its going to struggle in its 3rd season, a 1.5 rating is that good for a season 2 comedy show? and is it only at a higher chance of being renewed because new comedy shows have done worse…

  • maplab98

    Supernatural 0.5 !! WOW

  • charmedcraft

    Wow, SPN kept the 0.5; that’s so awesome!

  • Dan

    @Rob60990 – there’s no point in holding Suburgatory for midseason, my guess is that ABC will use it to lead off Tuesday for 22 episodes and then renew it for a fourth season of 22 eps giving it syndication

  • TV Addict

    Survivor 999! All Hiel!!

  • Lance B.

    kind of a boring night… too many repeats i guess..

    10pm BATTLE!! – all repeats, 2 of 3 had repeats for their lead in as well, nashville being the one show that didnt that has that new show “How To Live With Your Parents” as it lead in.

    NET – TV SHOW = 18-49Rating = Viewers(in mil) – What it lost in lead-in

    CBS – Elementary__ = 1.3 = 6.41 – lost 0.3 in 18-49rating; 0.47 viewers
    NBC – Chicago Fire = 0.9 = 3.54 – lost 0.2 in 18-49rating; 0.95 viewers
    ABC – Nashville___ = 0.8 = 2.89 – lost 1.2 in 18-49rating; 3.17 viewers

  • Ana

    SVU always repeats well. I think the enemies ( the fans distraught Meloni ) will have to endure another year. And every episode I’m more in love with Dani Pino. He’s gorgeous and talented. Great partnership with Mariska.

  • MichaelChickless

    Law & Order repeats well, at least for NBC.

  • AreJae

    in have a question…

    i was wondering if someone could help expain why NBC does so poorly? I mean yes some of the shoes are stupid i get that but like Hannibal, thats a decent show but a 1.7? And The voice is a monster but the viewers are like 14 mil with a 5.0 and AI on ABC is a 3.4 with 13 mil? why is that?

  • AreJae

    on ABC lol i ment FOX

  • Nick

    I guess American Idol isn’t dead afterall.

  • Steve

    Surburgatory is so HILARIOUS!
    Love Dalia Oprah Royce!


  • Justin121

    Very decent for the Supernatural repeat.

    Tied and beat several Beauty and the Beast, Hart of Dixie, The Carrie Diaries, Nikita, 90210, Cult, Emily Owens, Gossip Girl, originals.

  • Paleonut

    Wow! Way to go Supernatural! Pretty sure SPN’s rewatchability is one of the things keeping it on the air… It airs on TNT three times each weekday & routinely makes the top 100 cable show ratings list… A fun note for last night – the writer of the ep live tweeted & answered questions on twitter for both coasts! I’m sure that didn’t affect the ratings, but it was very cool.

    I’m also pleased to see Arrow’s ratings holding, I’m interested to see if SPN/Arrrow repeats better than TVD/BB again this week…

  • Melanie

    As others have said — yay for SPN & Arrow — repeats better than originals of TCD — bye Carrie.

  • david

    Good for Arrow and good to see SPN repeat at a .5 too. I am lookinf forward to next week.

  • Laura


    TVD and BaTB are new eps tonight, not repeats.

  • helpful_lurker

    “The Vampire Diaries” and “Beauty and the Beast” are new tonight, so at best “Supernatural”s repeat could tie/beat “Beauty and the Beast” but isn’t likely to beat a new “The Vampire Diaries.”

  • helpful_lurker

    And Laura beat me to that – probably because I forgot to click the clicky box when I first tried to post.

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